Covered up tea stall during Ramadan
Ramadan is over and things are returning to normal. Nice to see men congregating and drinking tea out in the open, During the past two months I’ve met only ONE traveler on the streets of Dhaka. Sure, there are a number of expats in my neighborhood working with the embassies and numerous ngo’s but Bangladesh just isn’t on the backpacker or tourist map. It finally struck me… so maybe that’s why I’m Mr. Celebrity here. I can’t walk down the street without crowds gathering and people constantly asking:
- Where are you from?
- What is your name?
- How long have you been here?
- What is your job?
- How do you feel about Bangladesh?
- Where do you live?
- What is your phone number/email address?
Often people will then insist that I visit their homes. How would that make you feel?